The Power of Higher Education

A science teacher. A single mom. First-generation college graduates and business leaders. Read about how UNLV changed their lives and gave them value.

In This Series

People | April 21, 2011
Karla Washington wanted more than no-benefit jobs. At UNLV she found direction and a career.
People | May 18, 2011
Rick Darnold is the vice president of strategic sourcing at Boyd Gaming and an active community leader.
Alex Gill
People | June 28, 2011
Alex came to UNLV to fulfill his dream of becoming a doctor and also gained a passion for volunteering through UNLV programs.
People | June 28, 2011
Beatriz was a good student but college seemed impossible. Then UNLV and the Millennium Scholarship came along.
People | July 6, 2011
Pat Mulroy's UNLV education launched a unique career. Now she hopes opportunities don't dry up for Nevadans just beginning their careers.

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